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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Don’t miss the OzTREKK Rehabilitation Sciences Information Sessions

Australia is world-renowned for its leading-edge rehabilitation sciences research and practice, and Canadians enjoy learning from Australian academics who are world leaders in their fields.

If you’re curious about studying rehab sciences in Australia, don’t miss the upcoming OzTREKK Rehabilitation Sciences Information Sessions. Enjoy refreshments and the opportunity to speak with Australian uni representatives and alumni to learn more about how you can study in Australia and practice in Canada!

OzTREKK Rehabilitation Sciences Information Sessions

Don't miss the OzTREKK Rehabilitation Sciences Information Sessions

Join us! Don’t forget to RSVP

Simon Fraser University
Date: January 31, 2017
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Blusson Hall, Room 9655

Western University
Date: February 9, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: UCC, Room 210

Don’t forget to RSVP for the OzTREKK Rehabilitation Sciences Information Sessions.

What about admissions?

This is where OzTREKK comes in. OzTREKK’s Australian Rehab Sciences Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh will outline each program and its prerequisites. Discover more about your program entry requirements, practicals, and about how you can take your degree home to practice in Canada. Krista can answer your questions!

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Are you curious about studying rehabilitation sciences in Australia? Not sure where to start? Contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com for more information!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Are you considering a career in speech pathology?

What is a speech pathologist?

Speech pathologists coordinate the management of clients, work as part of a multidisciplinary team, consult with other agencies, provide workshops and support family members and other caregivers. A speech pathologist is an important member of an early intervention team, an aged care services team and a school therapy team.

Australian speech pathology schools in Australia

Learn more about studying speech pathology

The role of speech pathologists is to advocate strongly for appropriate care and services for people with communication disabilities.

Speech pathologists work with children and adults with communication difficulties caused by congenital or developmental problems, illness, and emotional or physical trauma. These difficulties include multiple problems with speaking, understanding what people say, reading, writing, voice problems and stuttering. Speech pathologists also work with children and adults who have swallowing difficulties or need alternative, non-verbal ways to communicate. They work in hospitals, schools, health centres, special schools, universities and sometimes with professionals in the workplace.

Where do speech pathologists work?

Speech pathologists usually work in hospitals, community health centres, nursing homes, schools, rehabilitation services, special schools and classes (such as for children with hearing impairment or developmental delay), in rehabilitation centres and in private practice.

Where can I see a speech pathologist at work?

Some private speech pathologists will accept brief visits by prior arrangement from people interested in finding out more about what speech pathologists do. They will show you the clinic and talk to you about their job. Telephone a clinic near you to see if this is possible.

Most large hospitals employ speech pathologists and so do many community and area health centres. They may let you observe for an hour or two.

Australian universities offer undergraduate and graduate-entry professional certification programs in speech pathology, as well as a wide range of postgraduate options in specialized areas. Speech pathology programs in Australia aim to equip students with the theoretical knowledge, skills and professional attributes necessary for a career in speech pathology. Graduate qualifications in speech pathology from Australian Speech Pathology Schools are recognized internationally, and graduates are eligible to apply for certification in Canada.

The following OzTREKK Australian universities offer graduate-entry speech pathology programs, which allow graduates to apply to become certified as speech pathologists:

It is recommended that Canadian students understand the certification requirements and procedures of their Canadian provincial licensing body prior to applying or accepting an offer of admission to a speech pathology degree.

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For more information about speech pathology program entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, and more, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Speech Pathology Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Macquarie Canadian’s top pick for speech pathology

Born in Canada, raised in Hong Kong and with an undergraduate linguistics degree from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Win Sum Cheung knew she wanted to pursue a professional speech pathology career in Hong Kong, but wanted the option of working in an English speaking country as well.

Macquarie University Speech Pathology School

Win Sum Cheung (Photo credit: Macquarie University)

With limited postgraduate options in Hong Kong and Canada, Win Sum began looking at speech pathology programs in Australia, attracted to its close proximity to friends and family in Hong Kong.

“I applied to a few Australian universities and got offers for Macquarie, University of Melbourne and University of Sydney,” she says. “I chose Macquarie University partly because their admissions and academic staff were much more helpful in answering my questions about the program.”

“Through my research, I found that Macquarie’s program is more established than other Australian universities,” she adds. “It also offers a wider variety of clinical placements, so I can get work experience in pediatric or a hospital or a school, depending on my interests.

“And being qualified by the Speech Pathology Association of Australia means I’ll have work opportunities in English-speaking countries like Canada and the U.S.”

Win Sum was first attracted to speech pathology as a profession after undertaking voluntary observation work with speech disorder patients during her undergraduate study. But with two younger sisters yet to finish university, her parents gave her a warning:

“They said, ‘if you want to study postgrad, you better find a scholarship!’” she laughs.

Win Sum applied for an Endeavour Award, and with good references from her teachers and the community organisation she had been volunteering for, she was able to secure a scholarship.

“When I got the email saying I’d been successful, my hands were shaking—it was like I’d won the lottery! I called my mum straight away.”

Master of Speech and Language Pathology

The Master of Speech and Language Pathology at Macquarie began in 2001. It prepares graduates for the profession of speech pathology, enabling them to work clinically with individuals with developmental or acquired communication disorders. The program enables individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a related field to qualify as speech pathologists in two years and obtain a master’s degree.

Program: Master of Speech and Language Pathology
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline:  October 30, 2015

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to apply to this program, you must have the following:

  • Completed an undergraduate degree (preferably in the fields of linguistics or psychology). Applicants with degrees in related areas, such as teaching, allied health, medicine, or nursing, will be considered on an individual basis; some bridging coursework may be required.
  • Achieved a minimum cumulative average of at least 75% to be considered.
  • Various prerequisite subjects, including Language Description; Introduction to Psychology; Introductory Statistics; Statistical Data Analysis; Phonetics and Phonology; Introduction to Psycholinguistics or First Language Acquisition; Physiological Psychology and Learning; Developmental Psychology; Cognition and Perception; Speech Physiology; Human Biology; Grammar and Meaning; Developmental Speech and Language Disorders; and Acquired Speech and Language Disorders.

Macquarie Speech Pathology School applicants must submit a personal statement to be assessed with their application. In the personal statement, it is important that applicants demonstrate an understanding of the scope of speech pathology as it is practiced in Australia, since this is where they will be developing their knowledge and skills.

Apply to Macquarie University Speech Pathology School!

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Wondering about Macquarie Speech Pathology School? Email OzTREKK’s Australian Speech Pathology Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Australian rehab sciences application deadlines

Are you interested in studying physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology or audiology in Australia? Here’s a rundown of which applications are still open!

Australian Physiotherapy Schools in Australia

You can study rehab sciences in Australia

Australian Physiotherapy Schools

The following Australian physiotherapy schools are accepting applications:

Australian Occupational Therapy Schools

The following Australian occupational therapy schools are accepting applications:

Australian Speech Pathology Schools

The following Australian speech pathology schools are accepting applications:

Australian Audiology Schools

The following Australian audiology schools are accepting applications:

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If you have any questions about studying physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, or audiology in Australia, contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Jaime can help outline your options and include you on the monthly Australian Rehabilitation Sciences Newsletter mailing list!

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Australian Hearing Hub opens its doors for Hearing Awareness Week

To celebrate Hearing Awareness Week (Aug. 23–29), the Australian Hearing Hub (AHH) hosted an open house event on Saturday, Aug. 22.

Macquarie University Audiology School

Macquarie University Australian Hearing Hub

The open house focused on healthy hearing, with opportunities for the local community to explore the amazing features of the North Ryde facility, arrange free hearing screening tests, learn about hearing prevention, hearing technologies and the services available at the hub.

The day was designed for all ages, with everything from a jumping castle to tours of the hub’s anechoic chamber, a purpose-built room not often open to the public, where sound is completely absorbed to provide true silence.

The opening address was made at midday by Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Human Services.

A range of short talks explored different topics, including knowing your risk and take action to prevent hearing loss; learn about hearing loss and advancements in hearing technology; and, supporting children with dyslexia, language difficulties and anxiety.

Other highlights of the celebration included

  • free hearing screening tests for adults and children;
  • photo gallery showcasing the work of hearing health professionals in remote Aboriginal communities; and
  • free activities for children, including a jumping castle, face painting and more.

The Australian Hearing Hub

The Australian Hearing Hub unites researchers, educators, clinicians and innovators with expertise in audiology, speech pathology, cognitive and language sciences, psychology, nanofabrication and engineering sciences.

Macquarie University’s Australian Hearing Hub is a global leader in speech, hearing and language research. The Australian Hearing Hub leverages the university’s extensive international expertise in language sciences and cognitive sciences research, and in clinical research and professional training teams in audiology and speech language pathology.

Program: Master of Clinical Audiology
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: October 30, 2015. All application documents must be received by Friday, October 30 at noon.

Apply to Macquarie University Audiology School!

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Find out more about studying audiology or speech pathology at Macquarie University. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Audiology Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman for more information at jaime@oztrekk.com or 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Become a speech pathologist

What is a speech pathologist?

A speech pathologist is a professional who is qualified to assess and treat communication and swallowing impairments. Typical clients of speech pathologists include children who have difficulty with speech or language, children with developmental impairments (e.g., autism, cerebral palsy), adults who have suffered brain injuries (e.g., from a stroke), and adults with dementia. Speech pathologists collaborate with clients and their families to determine the nature of communication and swallowing impairments, and devise ways of addressing them.

Where do speech pathologists work?

Speech pathologists work in a variety of health, educational, and community settings. For example, they work in hospitals, community health centres, schools, non-government organisations, and private practices. Speech pathologists are in demand from employers across Canada and Australia.

What course should I study to become a speech pathologist?

Master of Speech and Language Pathology

The Master of Speech and Language Pathology at Macquarie University began in 2001. It prepares graduates for the profession of speech pathology, enabling them to work clinically with individuals with developmental or acquired communication disorders. The program enables individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a related field to qualify as speech pathologists in two years and obtain a master’s degree.

Program: Master of Speech and Language Pathology
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline:  TBC. For the 2015 intake, the application deadline was October 31, 2014.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to apply to this program, you must have the following:

  • Completed an undergraduate degree (preferably in the fields of linguistics or psychology). Applicants with degrees in related areas, such as teaching, allied health, medicine, or nursing, will be considered on an individual basis; some bridging coursework may be required.
  • Achieved a minimum cumulative average of at least 75% to be considered.
  • Various prerequisite subjects, including Language Description; Introduction to Psychology; Introductory Statistics; Statistical Data Analysis; Phonetics and Phonology; Introduction to Psycholinguistics or First Language Acquisition; Physiological Psychology and Learning; Developmental Psychology; Cognition and Perception; Speech Physiology; Human Biology; Grammar and Meaning; Developmental Speech and Language Disorders; and Acquired Speech and Language Disorders.

Macquarie Speech Pathology School applicants must submit a personal statement to be assessed with their application. In the personal statement, it is important that applicants demonstrate an understanding of the scope of speech pathology as it is practiced in Australia, since this is where they will be developing their knowledge and skills.

Apply to Macquarie University Speech Pathology School!

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Do you have any questions about how to apply to Macquarie Speech Pathology School? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Speech Pathology Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com, or phone 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, June 5th, 2015

About the Macquarie Speech and Hearing Clinic

Macquarie University‘s speech and hearing clinic offers modern facilities with the latest technology within the fields of hearing and speech pathology.

Macquarie University Audiology Pathology

Macquarie University Speech and Hearing Clinic

Located in the university’s state-of-the-art facility, the Australian Hearing Hub, the clinic is at the centre of innovation in hearing, language and communication research and development. The new facilities are purpose built to provide the highest levels of comfort and professional care.

As a teaching facility for students, the clinic works with state-of-the-art assessment equipment, tools and research, not always available in other private or public clinics. Some of the clinic’s services are provided by students in the Macquarie University Master of Speech and Language Pathology and Master of Clinical Audiology degrees. Students are supervised by fully qualified speech pathology and audiology clinical educators.

The clinic operates on a client-centered basis with a focus on collaborative goal-setting involving families and carers. The treatments provided at the clinic are directed toward improving the client’s ability to participate in everyday home, school, work and social activities.

Macquarie University speech pathologists and audiologists have publications in internationally peer-reviewed journals and thus the service they provide is based on the best available evidence.

Program: Master of Clinical Audiology
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years

Apply to Macquarie Audiology School

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Program: Master of Speech and Language Pathology
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years

Apply to Macquarie Speech Pathology School

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Would you like more information about studying audiology or speech pathology at Macquarie University? Contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Jaime Notman for more information about Australian Audiology Schools and Australian Speech Pathology Schools at jaime@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Macquarie Speech Pathology School applications are open for 2016 intake

Macquarie Speech Pathology School applications are open for 2016 intake via OzTREKK

Located in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University, the Master of Speech and Language Pathology program is ideally placed to provide students with both a specialist and a multidisciplinary holistic approach to language and communication.

Macquarie University Speech Pathology School

Learn how to apply to Macquarie Speech Pathology School

Master of Speech and Language Pathology

The Master of Speech and Language Pathology at Macquarie University began in 2001. It prepares graduates for the profession of speech pathology, enabling them to work clinically with individuals with developmental or acquired communication disorders. The program enables individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a related field to qualify as speech pathologists in two years and obtain a master’s degree.

Program: Master of Speech and Language Pathology
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline:  TBC. For the 2015 intake, the application deadline was October 31, 2014.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to apply to this program, you must have the following:

  • Completed an undergraduate degree (preferably in the fields of linguistics or psychology). Applicants with degrees in related areas, such as teaching, allied health, medicine, or nursing, will be considered on an individual basis; some bridging coursework may be required.
  • Achieved a minimum cumulative average of at least 75% to be considered.
  • Various prerequisite subjects, including Language Description; Introduction to Psychology; Introductory Statistics; Statistical Data Analysis; Phonetics and Phonology; Introduction to Psycholinguistics or First Language Acquisition; Physiological Psychology and Learning; Developmental Psychology; Cognition and Perception; Speech Physiology; Human Biology; Grammar and Meaning; Developmental Speech and Language Disorders; and Acquired Speech and Language Disorders.

Macquarie Speech Pathology School applicants must submit a personal statement to be assessed with their application. In the personal statement, it is important that applicants demonstrate an understanding of the scope of speech pathology as it is practiced in Australia, since this is where they will be developing their knowledge and skills.

Apply to Macquarie University Speech Pathology School!

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If you have any questions about how to apply to Macquarie Speech Pathology School, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Speech Pathology Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com, or phone 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Apply to an Australian Speech Pathology School for the 2016 intake

Australian Speech Pathology School applications are now open for 2016 intake via OzTREKK!

Australian Speech Pathology Schools in Australia

Learn more about how you can study speech pathology in Australia

Speech pathology is a health profession that falls under the area of Human Communication Sciences. Speech pathology is the diagnosis, management and treatment of individuals who are unable to communicate effectively or who have difficulty with feeding and swallowing.

With few speech pathology programs offered by Canadian universities and since admission into these programs are increasingly competitive, graduate-entry speech pathology programs in Australia are a top choice for Canadians seeking to gain qualifications as a speech pathology.

Australian universities offer undergraduate and graduate-entry professional certification programs in speech pathology, as well as a wide range of postgraduate options in specialized areas. Speech pathology programs in Australia aim to equip students with the theoretical knowledge, skills and professional attributes necessary for a career in speech pathology. Graduate qualifications in speech pathology from Australian Speech Pathology Schools are recognized internationally, and graduates are eligible to apply for certification in Canada.

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For information about speech pathology program entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, and scholarships, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Speech Pathology Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

New clinic at Australian Hearing Hub helps people read all about it

The Cognition Clinic for Reading is now open to the public, at the Australian Hearing Hub at Macquarie University.

“Our clinic’s aim is to help people with a range of reading and spelling difficulties, and their supporters,” said Genevieve McArthur.

Macquarie University Audiology School

Study speech and hearing sciences at Macquarie

“We help people directly by providing comprehensive assessments and evidence-based advice about treatments. At the same time, we know we can’t help everybody so we are running professional development workshops for teachers, clinicians, volunteers—we’ve had a few grandparents who are hoping to help their grandchildren, for example.”

The clinic emerged from research within the Department of Cognitive Science and the ARC Centre for Cognition and its Disorders, and a need to think outside the box for research funding.

Research into reading difficulties typically falls in a grey area between traditional ARC and NHMRC funding categories, so Genevieve’s team proposed a model whereby their next generation studies could be supported by a not-for-profit public clinic.

“We have a circular relationship with research projects and the clinic—we will help researchers recruit and manage their participants, and in return, if those projects work we will integrate the findings of those projects into our practice. It’s a really immediate feedback loop.”

“Eventually, when people contact us and we give them an assessment, we’ll be able to say: here are your evidence based treatment options; however, you might want to pursue a new research trial instead. We can’t guarantee it’s going to work, but it’s free!”

Australian Hearing Hub at Macquarie University

Macquarie University is renowned for teaching and research excellence in speech and hearing sciences and psychology. The Australian Hearing Hub gives Macquarie students the unique opportunity to work alongside experts in the industry providing an unrivalled learning experience. Graduates and researchers will drive innovation and improve the lives of people with hearing and language disorders around the world.

Almost one year ago—on April 17, 2013—researchers, academics, CEOs and politicians came together to officially launch the Australian Hearing Hub at Macquarie University. This ground-breaking new facility brings hearing industries and related organizations under one roof, providing new opportunities for collaboration to improve the quality of life for those affected by hearing loss.

The Australian Hearing Hub unites researchers, educators, clinicians and innovators with expertise in audiology, speech pathology, cognitive and language sciences, psychology, nanofabrication and engineering sciences.

Macquarie’s leading speech and hearing, and psychology clinics have been relocated into the Australian Hearing Hub. With everything in one place, patients receive first-class clinical evaluation, testing and diagnosis from leading practitioners. Researchers work across disciplines and with clinicians; clinical and cognitive scientists and rehabilitation specialists work with engineers in tailor-made laboratories.

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Would you like more information about studying audiology or speech pathology at Macquarie University?

Contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson for the latest information regarding Australian Audiology Schools and Australian Speech Pathology Schools at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355 and get up-to-date info about audiology and speech pathology program entry requirements, application deadlines, scholarships, and tuition fees!